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Sunshine State Soundtrack: The Famous Musicians of Florida

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sunshine State Soundtrack: The Famous Musicians of Florida

More than just a melting pot of cultures, Florida is a melting pot of music. From conga to country, rap to rock, pop songs to disco beats, the state’s diversity is reflected in the songs and sounds of some of America’s most notable performers. Florida’s discography of artists spans nearly every genre of music, from balladeers like Pat Boone to country artists like Slim Whitman, and rockers and pop stars including Tom Petty and the Backstreet Boys. Also on the playlist are musical legends including Ray Charles, Jimmy Buffet, and the Bee Gees-all of whom will be seen and heard in this fun-filled presentation of trivia, audio clips, and archival videos. Just press play!

Native Floridian Gary McKechnie is a two-time National Geographic author, author of America’s best-selling motorcycle guidebook, and two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. On stage, he has honed his skills as a motivational storyteller, a stand-up comedian, and improv actor. He is also a guest speaker aboard the ships of Cunard, Seabourn, and the Silversea lines. His travel features on Florida have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and through VisitFlorida.

The Barbara Sumwalt Museum is open to the public and located on Useppa Island, accessible by boat. Registration is required to attend by emailing [email protected] Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Useppa Island Historical Society. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

March 9 @ 5:30 pm -
March 9 @ 6:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Gary McKechnie, Speaker
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Event Contact:

Rona Stage
(239) 283-8600

Event Venue:

Barbara Sumwalt Museum
Bokeelia Florida 33922 + Google Map
Venue Phone:
(239) 283-8600

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